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    It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good

    A bad or evil occurrence.

    Great minds think alike

    Wise people will normally think and behave alike in certain situations.

    Like father, like son, like mother, like daughter

    ( used to describe a child's behavior when he or she acts like the father or mother )

    Practice makes perfect

    It is believed that if one practices a certain skill often, he will excel in it

    Prevention is better than cure

    It is better to be careful beforehand than to try to solve a problem after it has arisen.

    Rome was not built in a day

    Any great plan or big dream cannot be achieved overnight or easily.

    Robbing Peter to pay Paul

    ( this is quoted when one takes another loan to pay off an earlier loan ) taking from one to give another.

    Spare the rod and spoil the child

    A child who is not punished and showed the error of his ways will become unruly.

    Speech is silver, silence is golden

    Talk may be beneficial, but sometimes acquiescence may be the best option to take.

    It takes two to make a quarrel

    Both parties in a quarrel should share the blame or take responsibility for it; no one can start a quarrel all by himself.

    Strike while the iron is hot

    Seize a good opportunity as quickly as possible.

    There's no smoke without fire

    Rumors do not spread unless there is some element of truth in them.

    Time and tide wait for no one

    Time is precious, once it is past no one can go back and claim it thus everyone should be mindful of how his time is spent.

    To err is human, to forgive divine


    It is only normal for man to make mistakes and do wrong, but for one to forgive another for his wrong is indeed great and gracious act.

    What's done can't be undone


    In life there are some things once done or decisions once made cannot be changed; malicious words once uttered or harmful actions once done cannot be taken back.

    Two heads are better than one

    It is always better to get the view of another than to rely entirely on one's own judgment.

    When in Rome do as the Romans do

    When one is in a new place, country or situation he must adapt himself to the new manners and customs.

    When the cat is away the mice will play

    When law enforcers are not present, certain public members will take the opportunity to break the law

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